The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.50% 2.44% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 33.33% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £326 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.42% -2.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 18 9 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 22.50% 7.32% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £613 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.61% +36.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Multichannel Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Varnish
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Web Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Multichannel Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Sterling